I should have blogged this a few weeks ago. While in Kent we visited Ightham Mote. This building is the antedote to Japanese building practice, where everything is completely torn down and rebuilt when changes are required. Ightham Mote has been around since the 14th century, being gradually added to and diddled with by successions of not particularly famous owners. Recently it has undergone a 10 million pound restoration.
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